Sound Explorers Sailing Program: Ages 9-12
Campers in the Sailing Program spend half their day exploring the diverse habitats of the Long Island Sound from land, and the other half of the day on the water learning the fundamentals of sailing! Campers will learn how to sail and skipper a small sailboat, learn detailed boat handling maneuvers, knots, boat safety, and how to work and communicate as a team. Campers will develop courage, focus, and tenacity adventuring on the protected waters of the New Haven Harbor while engaging in a science-based curriculum, crafts, and exploring the coastal habitats. We recommend campers sign up for two consecutive weeks of sailing camp to gain more sailing experience.
Sessions Run 9am - 3pm
$350/per one-week session
A Typical Day at Camp in the Sailing Program:
|8:45 - 9am||Arrival||Campers sign in and meet with their Counselors in small groups.|
|9 - 9:15am||Small Groups||Campers meet with their Counselor and camp group for check ins and small group games.|
|9:15 - 9:30am||Morning Meeting||Morning meeting is for the entire camp to get together to sing silly songs, listen to camp announcements, and play group games to start off the day.|
|9:30 - 10:30am||Activity 1: Shore||Habitats: Campers learn a habitat chant and song. They discuss different habitats that they will be exploring later in the morning and play a habitat game (sample).|
|10:30 - 11:30am||Activity 2: Shore||Campers head to the preserve for a habitat scavenger hunt and some free Explore time (sample).|
|11:30 - 12pm||Lunch||Campers bring their lunch or participate in the New Haven Meals program for lunch and have some free play time.|
|12 - 1pm||Water Orientation and Sailing Instruction||Campers review camp safety policies and learn sailing skills and techniques on land to help them in the water.|
|1 - 2:30pm||Sailing||Campers gear up and get on the water!|
|2:30 - 2:45pm||Debrief the Day||Campers debrief their day in small groups by participating in reflection activities and games.|
|2:45 - 3pm||Pick up/Dismissal||Parents/Guardians sign out their campers.|
Please note that inclement weather may interrupt the sailing schedule. We always prioritize safety and will closely monitor wind and weather conditions.